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Management of nasal injuries: a postal questionnaire survey of U.K. ENT consultants

  • P. K. D. Kapoor (a1), S. Richards, G. Dhanasekar (a1) and B. Nirmal Kumar (a1)

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Nasal injuries are one of the commonest conditions seen in ENT out-patients. There is no uniform policy or protocol for the management of this condition. A postal questionnaire was sent to all U.K.-based ENT consultants. The aim of this study was to ascertain current practice in the management of this common problem. We were also interested to know if consultants believed that the septum should be addressed and dealt with at the same time as manipulation to improve cosmetic and functional results. Manipulation of nasal bones without anaesthesia, under local anaesthesia, and general anaesthesia with digital ressure or using instruments are all practised. The digital pressure under general anaesthesia with use of septal and nasal forceps, if needed, is practised by the majority of consultants (55.8 per cent).Only a minority considered the role of the septum to be important in the initial management of the patient.

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Management of nasal injuries: a postal questionnaire survey of U.K. ENT consultants

  • P. K. D. Kapoor (a1), S. Richards, G. Dhanasekar (a1) and B. Nirmal Kumar (a1)

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